Speaker Date Topic
Tom Knauer, Club President 2023-2024 Jun 25, 2024 12:00 PM
The Year in Review
NO MEETING: Have a Happy July 4th Holiday Jul 02, 2024 12:00 PM
Steve Demetriou Jul 09, 2024 12:00 PM
State Representative OH-35
State Representative OH-35

State Representative Steve Demetriou is currently serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 35th House District which includes parts of Geauga, Portage, and Summit Counties. 

Representative Demetriou studied economics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 2011 with Dean's List honors and a bachelor's degree. After West Point, Representative Demetriou was commissioned as an infantry officer in the United States Army.

During his time in the Army, Representative Demetriou completed Army Ranger and Airborne training. He served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.

After the military, Representative Demetriou started, grew, and eventually sold a small business where he employed over sixty people. He now runs multiple small businesses with his family.

Representative Demetriou and his wife Carly, a former schoolteacher, are raising their three young sons, Steven, Teddy, and James. The Demetrious are parishioners of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church where Representative Demetriou serves on the parish council.

Tristan Griffin Jul 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Farming with Friends
Farming with Friends

In 2014, I moved from my home state of Texas to Ohio, and within my first few months in the Buckeye State, I met a beautiful woman from Celina, Ohio. As the story goes, she pursued me until I said yes…couldn’t keep her away from me ;). In May of 2016, we got married and moved into a little one-bedroom apartment in the Akron area. We enjoyed nearly 2 years of peace and quiet, and then our family began to grow. Scout was born in 2018. Tillie and Bingham were born in 2020, and Dawsey was born in 2022. 

As for my professional life, I joke about writing a book called, “Climbing Down the Ladder.” I started as an attorney, then became a college football coach, then went into full-time ministry, and now I’m a farmer. I’d say that this was all a part of my plan, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The truth is that I’ve been trying to follow God’s lead since 2015 and that has resulted in an atypical journey.

Terrence W. Carr, Outreach & Education Coordinator Jul 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Equal Employment Opportunity Philadelphia District
Equal Employment Opportunity Philadelphia District
Terrence W. Carr is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the EEOC Philadelphia District, covering Maryland, New Jersey, Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and surrounding areas. He is a dedicated and results-driven professional with expertise in project management, equal employment law, instructional systems development, leadership, and process improvement. In his role, Terrence develops comprehensive outreach, public relations, technical assistance, and training programs, consistently delivering engaging outreach and training to diverse audiences.
Before his tenure at the EEOC, Terrence excelled as a Strategic Implementation Project Manager at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, where he managed large-scale initiatives and led the development and implementation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for over 7,000 employees.
Terrence's extensive background includes 20 years of distinguished military service in the United States Air Force and over a decade of humanitarian work. He led an international non-profit organization, organizing medical outreach missions and managing construction projects throughout Asia.
Terrence holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Administration and Management from Park University, along with associate degrees in Instructional Technology, Business Management, and Construction Technology. He has earned the USAF’s prestigious Master Instructor certification and holds master’s certificates in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Agile Management from Cornell and Villanova Universities.
Cameron Mosley, Executive Director Jul 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Bluecoats, Inc. of Summit County
Bluecoats, Inc. of Summit County

Cameron Mosley serves as the Executive Director of Bluecoats, Inc. of Summit County, an organization dedicated to supporting first responders in Summit County who have been injured or killed in the line of duty or face catastrophic needs beyond their control. In her role as the primary business contact for Bluecoats, Cameron directs all strategic, programing and operational functions of the organization. She is responsible for client intake and support, community outreach, event management, volunteer coordination and donor relations. In her twenty-five years with Bluecoats, she has gained long and comprehensive experience with the safety forces in Summit County, and with that, brings a unique synergy of perspective, resources, and passion to support the local first responder community.

Cameron also serves as the Executive Director of the Safety Forces Support Center, a comprehensive mental health resource center for first responders in Summit County.

Prior to her work with the safety forces, Cameron provided marketing and administrative direction to other non-profit organizations, as well as holding for-profit marketing positions in the financial services, technical and advertising sectors.

Cameron is a member of The Chapel in Green, where she and her husband serve as Deacons. They reside in New Franklin, OH, and have a grown daughter (and son-in-law) and son who all live in Columbus, Ohio.

Shannon Siegferth Aug 06, 2024 12:00 PM
Akron Better Business Bureau
Patrick Roberts, VP Marketing Aug 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Stark State College
Christopher Billow, Judicial Attorney Aug 20, 2024 12:00 PM
9th District Court of Appeals
Nicole Mullett Aug 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Arts Now
Mark Greer, Executive Director Sep 03, 2024
Akron200, Inc: Akron's Bicentennial Commission
Mark Pruitt, Reverend Sep 10, 2024 12:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Fr. Dean Kokanos Sep 17, 2024 12:00 PM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Gary Miller, President Sep 24, 2024 12:00 PM
The University of Akron
Connor Jarvis, CFP® Oct 01, 2024 12:00 PM
Raymond James Financial Services
Raymond James Financial Services

Connor is a name partner with Wright LaHaie Jarvis Wealth Advisors, one of the largest independent financial consulting and wealth management firms in Northeast Ohio.  Amongst other credentials, he has earned the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, the standard of excellence in the wealth management and financial consulting industry bestowed upon those who have met the rigorous education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements. 

As virtually everyone here knows, he is an active Rotarian, proudly serving on the Board and as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Rotary Club of Akron (embracing his role as everyone’s favorite club member to pick on).  Additionally, he serves on the Walsh University President’s Advisory Board, is a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Bluecoats, Inc. of Summit County, and volunteers with the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the Annual Enshrinement Week and Young Life of Stark County’s Finance Committee. 

When he is not serving clients or the community, Connor spends his time with family and enjoys outdoor workouts (despite what his present figure may imply), studying maps, baseball, reading, and journaling.  He and his wife (Courtney) are high school sweethearts and “Miami Mergers” (go RedHawks!).  Courtney is a pediatric dietitian by trade, formerly working at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and now working as a Client Relationship Manager in the family business.  They reside in North Canton with their daughter (Emerson - 4) and two sons (Theodore - 2; Beau - 10 months). 

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer Oct 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Summit County Probate Court
Summit County Probate Court

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer graduated from Davidson College’s Honors College. She received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law. Judge Stormer practiced law in the private sector until 1989 when she was appointed General Counsel to the Summit County Executive.


In her many years of service, Judge Stormer has been a trailblazer who transformed systems at nearly every level of judicial practice.  Judge Stormer remains a leader in bringing the concept of therapeutic jurisprudence to Ohio.  She was elected to the Akron Municipal Court and re-elected in 1993 and 1999. She began the first Municipal Drug Court and the first Mental Health Specialty Court in Ohio.


Judge Stormer is currently a member of the Probate Section of the Ohio Judicial Conference. She has served on many Boards including Akron Children’s Hospital, Women’s Network, Weathervane Playhouse, Oriana House Advisory Board, and The Salvation Army Advisory Board as well as the Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on the Mentally Ill in the Courts, and numerous other community organizations.

Jaclyn Palumbo Oct 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Palumbo and Sweet
Rev. David Brindling Oct 22, 2024 12:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kent
Renato "Ren" Camacho, President and CEO Oct 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport

Ren’s core responsibilities include leading a 60-member team of airport employees, strategic planning for the future of the airport and directing all capital improvement programs. Specifically, Ren ensures the airport is a vital, economic engine that increases economic activity and pride to Northeast Ohio.

Ren has over 30 years of professional experience in the aviation and transportation engineering sectors, specializing in program management and customer service. He has implemented over $340M of federally and locally-funded projects for initiatives including: runway safety area improvements, master plans, lease negotiations with airlines, new business development initiatives and major airport infrastructure projects.

Throughout his career, Ren has strived to identify the operational and business aspects of long-range infrastructure, facility planning and development initiatives. He possesses a sound knowledge of FAA requirements including CFR Part 139 certification, airport security plans, airport planning, noise compatibility, lease agreements and grant assurances.

Ren received his Master’s Degree in Transportation Planning & Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He serves on the Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, American Heart Association Stark County Executive Leadership Team, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater Akron Chamber Board of Directors, Lake Township Board of Directors, Stark Economic Development Board of Directors, Visit Canton Board of Directors, Aultman Health Foundation Board of Directors, ACE Mentor Program Advisory Board, Akron Public Schools - College & Career Academies Advisory Board, and is a member of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission’s Akron/Canton Networking Group. 

He has also received the designation of an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Lisa Gray Nov 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Ohio Excels
Ronald Paydo, Market President Nov 12, 2024 12:00 PM
Huntington National Bank Akron/Canton
Joan Lauck Nov 19, 2024 12:00 PM
Akron Roundtable
Rev. John Valencheck Nov 26, 2024 12:00 PM
St. Sebastian Parish
John Reyes, Esq., PDG Dec 10, 2024 12:00 PM
District 6630 Youth Protection Chairperson